Book Tour & Review: Rescued by Love by Melissa Foster


Rescued by Love
The Ryders #4
By: Melissa Foster
Released January 11, 2017
EverAfter Romance
Link to Follow Tour: Tasty Book Tours
Goodreads Series


Addison Dahl is excited to return to Elpitha Island for her best friend Gabriella’s wedding. A weekend of sun and fun is just what she needs before setting out on her newest adventure—roughing it in the wilderness. Addison is tough, she’s independent, and she doesn’t “do” feelings toward men. But lately her friend—and Gabriella’s brother-in-law—sinfully sexy and ornery-as-hell Jake Ryder has been the star of her late-night fantasies, and she can’t get him out of her mind. It doesn’t help that the chemistry between them is scorching hot. With any luck, a few days in the wilderness will snap that craziness out of her head.

As a top search and rescue professional, Jake Ryder spends his days saving those in need and his nights in the arms of willing women who offer nothing more than a few hours of sexual enjoyment. But there’s only one woman he wants, and he’s spent the last several months trying to get beautiful, smart, and sassy Addison to give him one sinful night. He’s sure one night will lead to more.

The night of the wedding the heat between Jake and Addy ignites, and they’re powerless to resist their explosive passion. Wild kisses, sensual touches, and heartfelt conversations brings them closer together, and when the weekend ends, Jake is determined to keep Addy close and make her his. But Addy has other plans…


I’d been anticipating Jake and Addy’s story for quite sometime, as with just about every expected addition to a Foster series. And like those additions, this one is delivered!

Readers get enough of Addy in Claimed by Love (Duke and Gabby) to know that her story is going to be quite the tale. She’s some kind of feisty and a whole bunch of straightforward. Although I sometimes wanted to strangle her myself over her smart-assery, I understood her plight. And more importantly, so did Jake.

Jake is definitely a Ryder and he wears the family name well. Anyone who’s read any book in the series, knows what that name means – brooding protector who’s just as sweet as he is charming and sexy. Jake thrives off Addy and the challenge she brings. She’s just as playful as she is stubborn, and as with most males, he likes the chase. They openly flirt, and their sex scenes are hot enough to put the nation on red alert. It was nostalgic to revisit the Ryder’s and take part in the two weddings I’d (like other true Foster fans) had been anticipating. The stories have a non-nonsense approach when it comes to the climax, but yet are tremendously satisfying. The closeness of the well-developed characters instill feelings of love, loyalty, and family. The characters are so real I wish I could attend a family get-together.

Despite her closeness with Gabby (whose family is just as close as the Ryder’s), Addy wasn’t used to the type of attention she got from them, although she loved it. Her parents loved her, and she by no means was mistreated as a child – quite the opposite since she was privileged- but she’d never been taught or encouraged to learn to do things for herself or to follow her own dreams. Temporarily forgetting about that, for a page or two I wasn’t sure if I liked Addy anymore. Her determination and stubbornness walked the line in my mind. Jake tried his best with her, but she was so focused on proving something that she almost drove him away. Nonetheless, I quickly got over my brief moment of annoyance -and it was brief so don’t read too much into it. As a matter of fact, forget I mentioned it.

Jake and Addy had their own way of handling their relationship. They quickly bounced back from an argument (after getting their anger out of their systems). Their passion kept them real, and the make-up sex was definitely worth a little confrontation.

Rating system: Cups of Coffee (the less the better)

0: You won’t need any coffee to stay up for this one. It’s intriguing enough all on its own.
1: You’ll stay up late, but not all night. Brew one cup.
2: You’ll read as long as you’re not tired. If you are, two cups should do the trick.
3: I hope you got plenty of rest; you’ll need it, or at least 3 cups.
4: If the cable goes out, read the book. It’s better than nothing, I guess. Oh, don’t forget your brew!
5: Find anything else to do- it doesn’t matter what it is. Don’t waste your coffee. Too much caffeine is bad for you.

My rating: 1/2 cup of coffee

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mel author photo headshot400Author Info

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented.

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The spicy scent of Jake’s cologne overrode the aroma of grilled meats and casseroles Gabriella’s relatives had spent all day preparing. Jake rested his elbow on the bar beside her, brushing his muscular forearm against hers and sending ripples of awareness to her core.
Who was she kidding? There was no distracting herself from the biggest distraction of them all.
“I think there are still a few guys you haven’t danced with yet.”
Of course Jake would go straight to pushing her buttons.
“I’ll have to take care of that, won’t I? Gab’s brother, Niko, is looking awfully hot tonight.” Niko was the epitome of a Greek heartthrob. Tall, dark, handsome, and as touchy-feely as the rest of Gabriella’s warm and loving family. He was also a shameless flirt.
Jake ground his teeth together, nearly paralyzing her with a blistering stare.
“I haven’t seen you dance all night. What’s the matter? Not into sexy island girls? Because I’m pretty sure that guy over there by the tree bats for the other team.” She enjoyed taunting the lion, even if she didn’t want to get too close. Her pulse beat wildly, and her fingers ached to grab him by the collar of his dress shirt and yank him down for what she knew would be an incredibly hot kiss. She tried to keep from dropping her eyes lower, but she was no match for the enticing ever-present bulge beneath his zipper. The one that became even more prominent when they were near. And damn, she liked knowing she had that effect on him.RBL_Quote4
He leaned in close, his warm breath coasting over her cheek. “I’m not into dancing, but if you keep looking at me like that you might find yourself getting up close and personal with more than you can handle.”
She lifted her eyes to his, which had gone coal black, and she swallowed hard against the lust threatening to pour out her mouth. Addy was used to controlling every interaction and reveled in holding her own and taking what she wanted where men were concerned. Or at least she always had, until the King of Hotness standing next to her came into the picture. Jake definitely threw her off her game. Lately, when they were together, she caught herself wondering if what she was experiencing were actual emotions rather than impulses. That was one thing that had kept her from taking their flirting to the next level. His relationship to her best friend was the other. But boy did she want to cross that line. It had been way too long since she had been with a man, thanks to Jake. Every time she came close to satisfying the urge to feel the weight of a man pressing down on her and get lost in the throes of passion, goddamn Jake swam into her mind, stealing her focus and killing the moment. Her fantasy had become her own personal cockblocker.RBL_Quote3
In an effort to reclaim the upper hand and prove he did not rattle her, she dragged her eyes over his chest again and said, “I have yet to meet a man who comes close to being what I can handle, much less more.”
The edge of his lips twitched as if they might quirk up, but he clenched his jaw, making the muscles beneath his dark scruff jump. He shifted his eyes away just as Niko headed toward them with a warm and inviting smile, making those jaw muscles work double time.
Niko nodded at Jake and offered his hand to Addy. “What kind of brother would I be if I didn’t dance with my sister’s beautiful best friend? Care to join me?”
“I’d love to.” Addy reached for his hand, taking pleasure in the tension rolling off of the man who had yet to ask her for a single dance but had no trouble inviting her into his bed.

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2 thoughts on “Book Tour & Review: Rescued by Love by Melissa Foster

  1. LOL! I’m glad Addison wasn’t in your bad graces for more than a few pages before you were enjoying yourself again. I’m so happy you enjoyed those sexy scenes and that you joined the tour! Thank you for your review OXOX

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